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At the AITEC Southern Africa ICT Summit 2014, Mozambique became the third African country and the first in Southern Africa to join the Alliance for Affordable Internet.
On March 11th, the A4AI coalition hosted Nigeria’s first multi-stakeholder affordable internet forum. Held in Abuja, participants discussed challenges facing cheaper internet access in Nigeria along with how to overcome these barriers to access.
In 2013 we came across exactly 4,266 newsworthy articles, stories, posts, and features on African Internet progress. Many provided only a quick update, but just as many gave an in-depth look into how Africans are engaging with technology.
The Alliance for Affordable Internet (A4AI) has just released “The Affordability Report 2013″ which attempts to understand why only some countries have succeeded in creating universal Internet access.
South Africa’s new broadband policy outlines a series of steps needed to create a “dynamic and connected vibrant information society and a knowledge economy that is more inclusive, equitable and prosperous.”
New research conducted by World Wide Web Foundation and Open Data Institute finds African open data initiatives to have good intentions but limited reach and impact.